Author: ebadmin

How to get involved in your child’s pretend play

Pretend play is a child’s rehearsal for life. It presents them with the opportunity to experience new activities without the pressure of getting it right first time. While they are running around saving imaginary animals from imaginary danger, or checking the vital signs of soft toys with their plastic stethoscope, they are actually developing the skills necessary for healthy emotional growth. For children, pretend play is easy. It’s a process as natural as learning to walk. However, as adults, we sometimes take their efforts for granted, often dismissing pretend play as a series of fanciful games. Admittedly, for the...

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March Events in Essex for Babies, Children and Families

Top local listings for March events in Essex that are perfect for babies, toddlers, big kids and families! Discover what’s on near you, including children’s activities, workshops, shows, open days and fun things to do. You can add to our list of March events in Essex by visiting our Add Event page. March Events in Essex   Events: 1 March –  7 March 2018 Squirrel Squad at Belfairs Woodland Centre Thu 1 March 2018, 10.00am-12.00pm Eastwood Road North, Leigh-On-Sea, Essex, SS94LR An under 5’s pre-school club based around nature, wildlife and the seasons. BOOKING REQUIRED 01702 477467. www.essexwt.org.uk Cost:...

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Mumma, where’s your mojo?

We can all look back at one point in our life when we were winning!  Yes that’s right when you felt in your prime and on top of the world, everything was falling into place and you looked and felt incredible.  You were on the right path and life was playing out exactly how it should be. Are you losing your mojo? Then something changed – there was a small loss of focus, a change of priorities or simply the foot was let off the gas just a little too much and where you were slowly started to slip...

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Best Soft Play Centres in Essex

Discover the best soft play centres in Essex for babies, toddlers and younger children. From small, open plan centres for little ones to the largest fun-packed play areas for big kid, we’ve found something to suit all families. All details correct at time of publication. Let’s Go Bonkers – Burnham Opened in 2014, Let’s Go Bonkers has quickly become one of Essex’s top soft play centres. The venue has two zones: one for children aged 4 to 12 years, and another fully enclosed play frame for birth – 3 years old, which has a baby safe ball pit, small...

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Messy play activities for little hands

Little hands love to be busy, and these messy play activities give them the opportunity to really get stuck in! While the thought of the clean-up operation afterwards can be off-putting, messy play activities have been shown to encourage physical and social development, active learning, creativity and logical thinking. So throw on some old clothes, put down some protective coverings and enjoy the experience. Homemade Moon Sand For this you need: 4 cups of play sand, 2 cups of cornflour, 1 cup of water, 2 tbsp powder paint, and glitter (optional!) Mix the sand and cornflour together, then add...

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